After Joey Barton's 12-match ban, Sky Sports looks at some of the game's longest suspensions
Last Updated: May 23, 2012 7:55pm
Eric Cantona: Handed a nine-month suspension from all football and ordered to complete 120 hours of community service in 1995
QPR captain Joey Barton was handed a 12-match ban by the Football Association on Wednesday following his red card at Manchester City on the final day of the Premier League season.
Here, Sky Sports takes a look back at some of the game's longest suspensions.
The Liverpool striker was banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 by the Football Association for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra earlier this season.
The controversial United forward was handed a nine-month suspension from all football and ordered to complete 120 hours of community service following an infamous kung-fu kick on Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons at Selhurst Park in 1995.
Australian goalkeeper Bosnich was suspended for nine months in April 2003 following a positive drugs test for cocaine, with his contract at Chelsea cancelled.
England defender Ferdinand was handed an eight-month ban in December 2003 after he missed a drugs test, ruling the Manchester United centre-back out of Euro 2004.
PAOLO DI CANIO
Italian striker Di Canio, now manager at Swindon, chalked up an 11-match suspension and a £10,000 fine in September 1998 after he pushed over referee Paul Alcock when at Sheffield Wednesday in a Premier League match against Arsenal.
Self-confessed football hardman Jones courted controversy with a video in which he revelled in over-the-top tackles, which landed him a six-month ban, suspended for three years in November 1992 and also a then-record £20,000 fine by the FA.
Keane received a five-match ban and a £150,000 fine in October 2002 for comments made about Manchester City's Alfie Haaland in his autobiography.
Southampton midfielder Prutton was punished with a 10-game ban and fined £6,000 by the FA after shoving referee Alan Wiley following his red card against Arsenal in 2005.
In 1988, Arsenal midfielder Davis was banned for nine games after punching Southampton's Glenn Cockerill.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY TRIO
Sheffield Wednesday players David Layne, Peter Swan and Tony Kay were banned for life in 1965 - punishments which were lifted after seven years - after it emerged they had bet on their own team to lose. All three were jailed.